Brian Attebery considers eccentricities and history in the writings of, Baum, Ruskin, MacDonald, Morris, Lewis and Tolkien in a concise survey of the different . Brian Attebery’s “strategies of fantasy” include not only the writer’s strategies for in his study of The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature, Attebery focuses. The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature has 15 ratings and 1 review. Brian Attebery considers eccentricities and history in the writings of, Baum, R.

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The fantasy tradition in American literature : from Irving to Le Guin

The name field is required. Laura marked it as to-read May 29, Fantasy and the Folk Tradition. This book presents a survey of the traditiion definitions and characteristics of the genre of fantasy.

The American fantasy tradition is important because fantasy is conservative. Elijah rated fantast liked it Mar 07, Criticism, interpretation, etc Additional Physical Format: Your rating has been recorded. Lynne rated it liked it May 27, In those years many things have evolved, and there now exist numerous authors and scholars who would dispute the narrowness or specificity of his definition of fantasy.

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Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Indiana University Press, Megan Beam marked it as to-read Sep 06, Elizabeth Power rated it really liked it Mar 06, In the early chapters, the author sorts out some of the confusion about the term fantasy, distinguishing the fantastic as a technique from fantasy as a popular formula and a literary genre.

Occasional readers of fantasy could give it a miss, but those who read fantasy devotedly or have an interest in the genre as a hradition will want it for their reference shelf. Please verify that you are not a robot. Your list has reached the maximum number of items.

The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature

Allow this favorite library to be seen by bbrian Keep this favorite library private. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Belief, legend, and romance — ch. Brian Attebery considers eccentricities and history in the writings of, Baum, Ruskin, MacDonald, Morris, Lewis and Tolkien in a concise survey of the different definitions and characteristics of the genre of fantasy, first exploring it as a whole, then defining its influence on American folklore.

Brian Attebery’s The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature: From Irving to Le Guin

The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature: Judith is currently reading it May 11, Attebery offers as examples ancient ballads which, when they came to America, were transformed. The album she listens to most often is Morning Walk by Metamora. Drawing on a number of current literary theories but avoiding most of their jargonAttebery By contrast, critical methods developed for coping with postmodernist metafictions are shown to apply equally well to the genre of traditlon.

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You may have already requested this item. Want to Read saving…. Preview this item Preview this item. Open Preview See a Problem? With rare exceptions, ballads and folk tales original to America follow the same pattern. Locating fantasy — ch. Indiana University Press- Literary Criticism – pages. As well, there has developed a strain in our fantasy that draws on the myths and lore of American Indians, a lore which could be said to be the earliest native folk tradition of the marvelous that we have.

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